Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Rose Hip 5.00 @ 5/2
Boudica Bay 5.40 @ 5/1
Strawberryandcream 3.35 @ 9/2
Singing the Blues 7.00 @ 3/1
Selected Catterick- good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
3.35 The likeable Rux Ruxx goes well here and is holding her form pretty well, but the cracks are starting to appear off this testing mark. The lightly raced Strawberryandcream did well to win over C&D on quick ground when blowing the start and comes here on the back of a good 2nd at Redcar, when getting away on terms and impressing with her attitude. This is not a deep race and not a bad bet at all at the odds.
½ pt win Strawberryandcream @ 9/2
4.10 A veteran’s handicap, but some of these are only 6 yos including the fav Final frontier, who comes here on the back of a good win at Leicester, making him 2 from 2 at this trip ,and the way he won, could make light of the 6 pound hit, but of more concern is this very different track. B Fifty Two is in terrific form, but goes up in class , but is still respected with his good record over C&D. A few of these have a clear chance on their best form , but disappointing runs are racking up for the majority of the filed. Highland acclaim is one of the form horses and did well at Epsom last time when 3rd over a longer trip. He was a decent 3rd over C&D a few starts back off a higher mark and despite being unlucky in the draw today. Still a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Highland Acclaim @ 7/1
4.40 Gylo won well at Beverley last time and has no penalty, but does go up in trip . This is not a deep race and he could well reward odds on players, but win or lose, not a good bet. Jan De heem goes well here and is mightily consistent, but so hard to win with so leaning towards the reliable Dew Pond, another who goes well here and likely to run his race despite being a few pounds high in the handicap.
¼ pt ew Dew pond @ 6/1
5.40 Boudica Bay landed a double at Musselburgh recently and his latest win can be upgraded as it came from the worst of the draw, and was a cosy win. She can be forgiven a lesser effort last time in the Thirsk mud but from a nice draw and over a C&d she has won on before, nice bet to land this winnable finale.
3/4 pt win Boudica Bay @ 5/1
Selected Goodwood- good to firm on this undulating, sharp and tricky track.
2.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 Full marks to the tough and consistent Rose of Kildare, who just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and did well again last time in a big field nursery at York when a close 3rd of 20 , but has harshly been bunged up 7 pounds , which of course makes her task much more difficult. She shared the spoils at Newmarket with graceful Magic, who should get the better of the argument on these terms . Caspian Queen did well at Windsor last time under a penalty and from a poor draw which puts her on a decent mark and nice ew material.
¼ pt ew Caspian Queen @ 8/1
4.25 A better effort by What A Welcome last time , but he has yet to strike this campaign and last year won 6 from 7,so fair to say the handicapper remains in charge. Themaxwecan comes here on the back of 2 good runs but this C&d could be a bit sharp so preference for Seinesational who ran an absolute blinder here in the Glorious Goodwood Marathon , his 3rd big run in 4 tries here. He’s up in the weights and down a lot in trip, but still ticks the most boxes.
¼ pt win Seinesational @ 5/2
5.00 The quick ground wont be a help to Chitra or Sweet Pursuit while both Silica Mistress and Wotadoll’s recent form at this trip is unlikely to be good enough. Rose Hip has won 3 of her last 4 , the last two on quick ground down in trip, but still makes most appeal in this and Tom Marquand is 3 from 3 aboard her.
¾ pt win Rose Hip @ 5/2
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Salisbury- good to firm on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
5.25 & 6.00
Two big field maidens and both have a clear , most solid, form horse as the fav . Neither are well drawn but the double is worth a play.
½ pt double Lost In Time @ 5/4 Star in the Making @ 11/10
6.30 A good quality Class 3 event , but very much looks a match between Emaraaty Ana and Foxtrot Lady . The latter has the edge on current form and also has a terrific record here.
½ pt winFoxtrot Lady @ 5/4
7.00 Singing the Blues is a cracking racehorse who always runs his race, 4 wins and 6 2nds in his last 12 races ! and comes here on the back of another big run. No issues with C&D or ground and despite a nudge up the weights and a new jockey, will again run his race which should be good enough in this field .
½ pt winSinging The Blues @ 3/1
Selected Kempton- all weather- polytrack
6.45 The unexposed Highfaluting won well over C&D last time and the 3 pound hit could have been far worse. He’s nicely drawn and another good run looks on . Makambe was close behind Highfaulting and has a weight pull to be dangerous but the draw could have been kinder . Chloellie holds her form well and has been given a chance by the handicapper and 5 of her 6 career wins have come here . She’s nicely drawn and happy to trust her over the extra furlong .
¼ pt ew Chloellie @ 7/1
7.15 The longer trip and the wide draw are significant negatives for the back to form Indian Sounds and another in form pair in Dutch Story and Ifton would also do well to get involved from bad draws. Stormbomber has been nocking on the door of late and is well drawn to possibly attempt an all the way win.
½ pt win Stormbomber @ 11/4
No Kempton placepot